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Ethyl glucuronide and ethyl sulfate in urine after consumption of various beverages and foods--misleading results?
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PMID:  20838803     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Urine testing for ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is used to spot recent alcohol intake and is utilized to document alcohol abstinence. However, other possible sources of ethanol existed when special beverages or foods were ingested. EtG concentration curves in urine were measured after the consumption of non-alcoholic beers, fruit juices, sauerkraut, and matured bananas. Using a cutoff of 0.1 mg/l, positive EtG findings were revealed after the ingestion of a lot of non-alcoholic beer up to 13 h later, sauerkraut up to 5 h later, and matured bananas up to 3.5 h later. In German abstinence programs, subjects have to deliver a urine sample within 24 h after advice, and all participants are informed about possible misleading results caused by the consumption of certain beverages or foods. With respect to the present results, a 0.1 mg/l cutoff can be considered useful, and misleading results should not be expected from informed subjects within a 24-h waiting period.
Frank Musshoff; Elena Albermann; Burkhard Madea
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  124     ISSN:  1437-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bonn, Stiftsplatz 12, 53111, Bonn, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / urine*
Beverages / analysis*
Ethanol / analysis*
False Positive Reactions
Glucuronates / urine*
Substance Abuse Detection / methods*
Sulfuric Acid Esters / urine*
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucuronates; 0/Sulfuric Acid Esters; 17685-04-0/ethyl glucuronide; 64-17-5/Ethanol; 64-67-5/diethyl sulfate

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